Senior Associate Manufacturing

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
May 26, 2019
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
We are seeking an experienced Senior Manufacturing Associate for the Manufacturing Team to execute a variety of production and process related changes to operations in a large-scale manufacturing plant. This role will own corrective and preventative projects that are implemented into the manufacturing plant.

The applicant should have experience managing projects, leading/performing technology development activities and characterization efforts.

A significant amount of time will be spent working on a collaborative team to identify appropriate corrective/preventive actions and implementing them. Some 'hands-on' work on the plant floor executing runs and experiments, working with large-scale equipment, analyzing and summarizing data findings will be required. Additional activities will include defining and documenting operation practices, ensuring documentation accurately reflects operations performed, implementing area improvements, commissioning equipment, design of experiments, effectively communicating findings and participating in operations meetings.

This plant performs clinical and commercial bioprocessing operations for mammalian products, in order to produce drug substances. The plant performs upstream and downstream production activities, from vial thaw through large-scale production. The environment is challenging and ever changing, with varying degrees of process definition and frequent piloting of novel process operations/technology development.

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree
Bachelor's degree and 2 years of biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development or quality experience
Associate's degree and 6 years of biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development or quality experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of biotech or pharmaceutical manufacturing, process development or quality experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong knowledge of purification, cell culture, as well as facility operations experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong quality system and GMP knowledge
  • General knowledge of the associated analytical, and media/buffer preparation techniques
  • Energetic and technically-minded, with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new systems and applications, and various new technologies
  • Work effectively in team and/or project environments, with previous experience in leading teams, projects, programs or directing the allocation of resources
  • Strong math and computer skills and the ability to apply science-based thinking to practical applications
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical/Biological Engineering, or related field and 5 years of experience in Life Sciences field

Join Us
If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.